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grahamRoute Climbed: Vivian Creek Date Climbed: Nov-6-05  Sucess!


Hiked as part of 9-peaks
Posted Nov 25, 2005 3:12 pm

forjanRoute Climbed: South Slope from Dragon's Head Date Climbed: November 5, 2005  Sucess!


After a nice lunch (brought left-overs from home: chicken, rice with tomatoes & onions) at the top of Dragon's Head, took me about 50 minutes to hike from the Dragon's Head to San Gorgonio's summit via its south slope. Climbed both peaks (Dragon's Head & San Gorgonio) in under 6 hours. Left the summit at 2:30pm. Got to my car at the Vivian Creek trailhead just before 6:30pm.
Posted Nov 6, 2005 5:32 pm

ingthingsRoute Climbed: via Vivian Creek Date Climbed: October 30, 2005  Sucess!
no problem reaching top. A little bit of lingering snow on exposed trail at 11,000 feet and up. Gorgeous day with clear skies, no wind and very few people.
Posted Oct 31, 2005 3:35 pm

kpiljayRoute Climbed: Fish Creek, then straight up the north slopes Date Climbed: June 20, 2005  Sucess!


We went off the trail and climbed the snow slopes (yes, snow in June). Had a lot of fun glissading down.
Posted Oct 27, 2005 11:11 am

rocketsredglareRoute Climbed: Vivian Creek Date Climbed: couple years ago  Sucess!


Up and down in a quick day, pretty sore afterwards but that was when I wasn't in prime shape for higher mountains.
Posted Oct 24, 2005 10:29 pm

tdoughtyRoute Climbed: Various Date Climbed: Many  Sucess!


Vivian Creek day hikes, Fish Creek in the winter, and via whatever trail leads over "pop-out hill" back in my 1970's boy scout days.
Posted Oct 16, 2005 2:29 pm

LangenbacherRoute Climbed: Vivian Creek Date Climbed: July, 1968  Sucess!


I've climbed it at least 4 times, summer and winter, but the most memorable was when I spent the night on top under a full moon in 1978 - it was so bright and clear I could see the ocean at night !
Posted Oct 13, 2005 3:40 pm

DufferRoute Climbed: Vivian Creek trail Date Climbed: 15 April 2001  Sucess!


Still a lot of snow.
Posted Oct 4, 2005 1:38 pm

mjstoxRoute Climbed: Vivian Creek Date Climbed: 9/27/05  Sucess!
Camped overnight at High Creek. Spent the rest of the day getting to the peak and down. Turned out to be a really nice two day backpacking get away. If you want you can summit in one day but will be sore after.
Posted Sep 28, 2005 7:09 pm

AlRoute Climbed: Vivian Creek Date Climbed: Sept 25, 2005  Sucess!


Great day.
Posted Sep 28, 2005 12:03 am

HeyItsBenRoute Climbed: Fish Creek Date Climbed: September 2005


Multiple summits from all sides.


The "quiet" side of the mountain. Extremely cold and windy at the summit. Saw an old plane crash on the trail, and water was tough to find.
Posted Sep 27, 2005 1:33 pm

mitch mcafeeRoute Climbed: Vivian Creek Date Climbed: 09-17-05  Sucess!
4th time to the summit, 1st time in 1 day, Rob, Jack

Aaron, Nick and I. Beautiful weather, more people

on trail than ever before.
Posted Sep 18, 2005 10:08 pm

pmlupiRoute Climbed: Vivian Creek Date Climbed: 9/13/05  Sucess!


Unusually, cool day. 38 degrees at Trailhead to start. Clear and cool at the Summit. There was a little snow left on top. Second time up the Greyback. Left at 7:15, summit at noon, (had lunch with a few squirrels for an hour ) and made it back by 3:45.
Posted Sep 15, 2005 2:12 pm

thebeave7Route Climbed: Vivian Creek Date Climbed: 09/08/05  Sucess!


4th time up the mountain, this time as part of the So Cal 8000m Challenge endurance event. San G was Mt #2 of 3 on the day, up and down in just over 5h.
Posted Sep 12, 2005 7:14 pm

mybackpages2007Route Climbed: South Fork Date Climbed: 9-10-2005  Sucess!


Great day on the mountain. Left trailhead ~ 7:20 A.M. Arrived summit via dry lake trail at ~ 1:30. Spent 1- hour for lunch on the way up at the old plane crash. Arrived back at the car at ~ 6:00 PM. First ever summit on SanG.

Mike Carmody and Jon Ellsworth from Camarillo, CA
Posted Sep 12, 2005 4:08 pm

pauld932Route Climbed: Vivian Creek Date Climbed: September 7, 2005  Sucess!


First trip to San Gorgonio. Great weather and the trail was in great shape. The best part of the hike was at the end just when my legs were screaming "no mas" , the final decent to Vivian Creek. I really liked that.

Respectable hike, but worth the work.

Bonus: Saw a herd of 10 Big Horn Sheep.

Posted Sep 10, 2005 12:52 am

thomascantyRoute Climbed: Vivian Creek Date Climbed: August 31, 2005  Sucess!


My seventh time to the top.
Posted Sep 3, 2005 10:24 pm

banjobonchRoute Climbed: Vivian Creek Date Climbed: August 28, 2005  Sucess!


Wonderful long hike up on a perfect morning... until I pulled a muscle or something right at my knee about 10 feet below the summit. I can only say that the walk back down was long and painfull, but still well worth it!
Posted Aug 28, 2005 8:43 pm

solvikingRoute Climbed: Fish Creek Date Climbed: August 15.05  Sucess!
Camped at the summit. Whoa, extremely windy and cold for August man(I didn't know what to expect exactly)!! Despite this, worth it for amazing sunset/sunrise and starlights. The night/early morning views are much more interesting than the day views!......FYI, There is snow to melt around the summit, but the nearest water from there was a spring/stream between Fish Creek Saddle and Lodgepole Spring.
Posted Aug 17, 2005 1:31 pm

RanbozeRoute Climbed: Vivian Creek Date Climbed: August 13, 2005  Sucess!
This trail kicked my butt good! I didn't truly appreciate the steepness until the descent. Gorgeous day on the summit, lots of people, several dogs and a couple summit campers setting up their prime viewing spots for the meteor showers.
Posted Aug 14, 2005 1:31 pm

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